Kodaira Finds Winning Formula After Struggling In Netherlands

Kodaira finds winning formula after struggling in NetherlandsTopping the podium at the recent All-Japan speed skating sprint championships, Nao Kodaira was savoring the joy of regaining a title she had once taken for granted.
The 30-year-old won the two-day meet held through Dec. 29, beating Miho Takagi, the young skater who had snapped Kodaira’s winning streak at four the previous year.

Speed Skating: Kodaira Blazes To 3rd Straight Cup 500 Race

Speed skating: Kodaira blazes to 3rd straight Cup 500 raceJapan's Nao Kodaira won her third straight World Cup 500-meters race on Sunday, when she equaled the best domestic time of her career.
Kodaira's 37.75 seconds was good enough to earn her first place at Nagano M-Wave, who turned the cheers from the home crowd to her advantage.